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You never heard of Memorial Day

Updated: Jun 7, 2018



Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dear Thomas,

It’s Memorial Day weekend.

That won’t mean anything to you as it didn’t become a national American holiday until 1971.

You died before it was first known as Decoration Day, as that was declared a holiday just three years after the Civil War ended in the late 1860s. That Day was set aside to honor both sides of the war, Confederate and Union soldiers.

Now, we honor all soldiers on Memorial Day who have lost their lives for America. The holiday has a somber tone, but it’s also is a time to celebrate family.

I chose to hang the flag and the bunting inside this year. I kind of like seeing it each time I walk through the main rooms. Reminds me why this is even a holiday.

Until next time, your house’s faithful caretaker,

Marilee